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Sisters Samantha (left) and Sadie Bloom dedicate their summer afternoons to raising money through lemonade and cookie sales for their mom’s cousin, Christy Tackitt, who was diagnosed with stage IV endo-cervical cancer this spring. (Republican Eagle photo by Amanda Greenwood)

When life gives cousin lemons, girls make lemonade

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Since May, Red Wing sisters Sadie Bloom, 9, and Samantha, 6, have sold lemonade and cookies by the quarter and saved up $400 for the “Mighty McKenzie; Tackitt Tough” campaign.


Their mom, Amber Bloom, said that this spring the girls found out that her cousin Christy Tackitt of Des Moines, Iowa, was diagnosed with stage IV endo-cervical cancer at the age of 35 and given only a 1 percent chance of survival from doctors.

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